Lauren Bacall says Hollywood actresses have to choose between a family and a career. The 80-year-old acting legend, who claims her career suffered after she settled down with Hollywood star Humphrey Bogart, says that experience has taught her that modern stars cannot have it all. She said in an interview with Britain's Radio Times magazine: "I put my career in second place throughout both my marriages and it suffered. "I put my career in second place throughout both my marriages and it suffered. "I don't regret it.you make choices. If you want a good marriage, you must pay attention to that. "If you want to be independent go ahead, but you can't have it all. "Today, women with miniscule talent are willing to sacrifice everything for their careers." The movie superstar, who has enjoyed a film career spanning more than 60 years, also slammed modern Hollywood stars branding them vain and talentless The 'How to Marry a Millionaire' star claims contemporary actors are only interested in fame and don't have the same gravitas as celebrated Hollywood legends.

She added: "We live in age of mediocrity. Stars today are not the same stature as Bogie, Jimmy Cagney, Spencer Tracy, Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart.

"Actors today go into TV, which I don't consider has a lot to do with acting.

"They only think of stardom. If you photograph well, that's enough."

The blonde beauty - who last year blasted a reporter who branded her 'Dogville' co-star Nicole Kidman "a legend" - also slammed Hollywood actresses for their lack of individuality and fixation on being slim.

She added: "I have a terrible time distinguishing one from another. "Girls wear their hair the same and are much too anorexic-looking. "They're not very womanly. And their entourages are a nightmare."

But the New York-born actress praised English actor Hugh Grant and tipped 'Cold Mountain' star Jude Law for future success. She said: "Jude Law is good and has years ahead to prove himself."

The Hollywood star also admitted that she was "crazy" about the 'Notting Hill' star Hugh, who she described as "charming and marvellous looking before adding: "Not a great actor but he doesn't have to be."


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